One big swing by Michael Conforto on Sunday saved the Mets from an utterly disastrous weekend in Pittsburgh. Conforto, an outfielder trudging through the worst season of his career, blasted a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Mets past the Pirates, 7-6. That was nice, of course,
SANDWICH, England — Collin Morikawa and Jordan Spieth had much in common as the third round of the British Open ended on Saturday in the sort of gentle breezes and golden, early evening light more associated with Augusta National than the English seaside. Morikawa and Spieth are precocious and thoughtful
Philip Flory, a college basketball player from Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., is a huge fan of the Milwaukee Bucks. He is rooting for them in the N.B.A. finals against the Phoenix Suns, though Flory has found himself cringing whenever Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks’ do-everything forward and one of his favorite players,
The president of the N.C.A.A., whose organization was undercut last month by a Supreme Court ruling, said Thursday that the college sports industry should weigh transferring more authority to leagues and schools. The strategy, which he said would probably need years to take shape after significant deliberations among the roughly
SANDWICH, England — Just ahead of the British Open at Royal St. George’s Golf Club, Edward Kitson walked briskly through the dunes on Wednesday night, making his way to the clubhouse and thinking back to last year. The Open was canceled then because of the coronavirus pandemic, so Kitson and
The Justice Department’s inspector general released a long-awaited report on Wednesday that sharply criticized the F.B.I.’s handling of the sexual abuse case involving Lawrence G. Nassar, the former doctor for the U.S.A. Gymnastics national team and Michigan State sports, which led to Mr. Nassar’s continued abuse of girls and women.
DENVER — Rob Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, rarely speaks romantically about his sport. But on Tuesday, with the All-Star Game a few hours away after a lonely 2020 summer without one, Manfred gave in to nostalgia. Fifty years ago, at a friend’s house on Brantingham Lake in